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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 188689
Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Date:26-OCT-1942
Time:08:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic L37 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Lockheed Ventura
Owner/operator:Royal Air Force (RAF)
Registration: AE729
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 16 / Occupants: 16
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Dorval, Montreal, QC -   Canada
Phase: Initial climb
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RCAF Dorval, QC
Destination airport:RCAF Goose Bay, NL
Narrative:
The RAF Ferry Command transport aircraft ran into engine trouble immediately after takeoff and crashed into an open field 2.5 miles from the Dorval aerodrome. The aircraft was carrying 16 people which included 2 Civilian crew members, 10 RCAF airmen and 4 Civilian passengers. All 16 perished in the accident. The Ventura was enroute to Goose Bay, Labrador.

Sources:

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command, p257
The Calgary Herald 26 October 1942, p1
http://www.santafe.gov.ar/hemerotecadigital/diario/19743/?page=2
https://rcafassociation.ca/heritage/history/fallen-aviators/rcaf-casualties-second-world-war


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2016 18:14 TB Added
30-Jan-2018 21:03 TB Updated [Date, Time, Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2021 07:30 Cosmo Updated [Registration, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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